BUSINESS CONTINUITY & DISASTER RECOVERY (BCDR)
and INCIDENT RESPONSE (IR) PLANNING
Good business continuity plans will keep your company up and running through interruptions of any kind: power failures, IT system crashes, natural disasters, supply chain disruptions and more. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are very different but work in concert with one another. Business Continuity refers to the ability of a business to continue critical functions and business processes after the occurrence of a disaster, whereas Disaster Recovery refers specifically to the Information Technology (IT) and data-centric functions of the business and is a subset of Business Continuity. An effective Incident Response (IR) Plan will bolster your firms' reaction to cyberthreats by defining actionable, repeatable processes, and technologies to allow for more rapid detection and response to cybersecurity events.
According to the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) business continuity is “the strategic and tactical capability of the organization to plan for and respond to incidents and business disruptions in order to continue business operations at an acceptable predefined level.” A business continuity plan focuses on how an organization maintains its critical business operations during and after a disaster and includes every aspect of an organization: its employees, buildings, IT infrastructure, business partners, environment, etc. A BCDR plan is a thoughtful and specific combination of strategies, policies, and procedures designed to work in harmony as to how an organization should respond to or adapt to potential threats, unforeseen disruptive events, or disasters (natural or man-made) while minimizing the negative impacts to its people and processes.
By implementing a well-designed BCDR Plan, you can expect to minimize the effects and impact of an incident or emergency, security event or breach, decrease negative press and damage to your good reputation, reduce penalties and fines, and help restore normal business operations rapidly in an organized, structured fashion.
We will partner with you to craft a customized plan tailored to the needs of your
organization - protecting your people, information, and processes in the event of a disaster.
We start the BCDR process by performing a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) to assess the consequences of an interruption to your vital business functions. A BIA takes a deep look at the potential threats and their impact to the business, identifying the most critical business assets, functions, activities, dependencies, and infrastructure. Further, the BIA is used to define the resources required for the protection of those assets, ensuring resilience and continuity during a security event or disaster. A Business Impact Analysis is the first step of a Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Plan and facilitates the development of a comprehensive response and recovery strategy.
While planning, implementing or auditing your BCDR, we will advise you on industry
best practices to proactively protect your organization from potential threats.
A Business Continuity Management Plan (BCM) is a prerequisite to building an effective BCDR and Incident Response Plan. BCM defines the purpose, scope, and governance system for the prevention of and recovery from potential threats, security events, or disasters.
Incident Response comes after the formulation of the BCDR Management Plan. Only after the BIA and BCDR have been completed, can we begin to formulate a comprehensive and effective Incident Response Plan that prioritizes recovery activities based on their criticality to the organization.
RedPenSec’s team holds the most widely recognized business continuity certifications in the world and have the experience and knowledge to provide you with the best solutions, crafted to your unique environment.
The Certified Business Continuity Professional designation (CBCP), administered by the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) is the single most widely recognized and held business continuity certification in the world. Our team of CBCP’s and supporting Associates (ABCP’s) are leaders who have demonstrated experience, knowledge, and skill in the business continuity/disaster recovery industry.
Our team also holds ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems Lead Auditor Certifications (CBCLA), reflecting significant audit experience as well as an extensive understanding of emergency management, enterprise risk management, and business continuity planning, scheduling, and implementing an audit program.
WHAT YOU GET
-Comprehensive BCDR Plan to ensure operational consistency & rapid recovery from emergencies or incidents
-Minimized losses from interrupted operations
-Tabletop Testing Exercises
-Employee Training & Awareness
WHAT WE DO
-Gap Assessment or Risk Assessment of your current environment
-Business Impact Analysis
-Risk-based planning, solutions implementation & support
-BCDR Planning, Testing, Audit, & Certification
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“We have worked with RedPenSec for the last three years; first working with them to design a comprehensive Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan and implement it across our organization. They expertly trained and led our teams in tabletop exercises to ensure a thorough understanding of the processes in place to protect us all in the event of an emergency or disaster. We haven’t needed to enact our plan – but we sleep better at night knowing the RedPenSec helped us secure our business operations, our employees, and community.”
Chemical Manufacturing Industry – CEO
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